Apr 082019
Dept confirm that possibility of Beef Grading Machines looking at both sides of carcasses to be investigated

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee confirmed that he has met the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine to discuss and clarify what Des Morrison said were “long-outstanding issues” around the mechanical grading and trimming of carcasses. Mr Morrison said that the department officials had confirmed that 91% of all cattle slaughtered are mechanically […read more…]

Apr 032019
"Positive" Ornua performance highlights lagging farmer returns

The President of ICMSA said that the results were positive and a testament to the underlying quality of Irish dairy products.  Pat McCormack said that the reputation of Irish milk was built upon the standards achieved and being driven forward by the farmers themselves: “ICMSA’s position is very clear: milk price needs to start moving […read more…]

Apr 032019
Kepak/Glanbia Dairy Beef Initiative Welcomed

Commenting on the Kepak/Glanbia initiative on dairy beef production announced today, the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee welcomed the initiative and said that it was a positive step that recognised the value of dairy beef production. Des Morrison said that ICMSA wished the initiative well and noted that farmers will judge it on the level of profitability […read more…]